The Write It Out series serves as an opportunity for us all to explore our creative writing in a supportive and collaborative environment. Each month I will share a prompt along with my writing inspired by it, then invite you to participate. For this month, tell me what victory means to you.
Victory is a process; it’s a getting there.
It’s an almost there, knocked back, picked up, turned around, can’t see straight, hit the ground,
Running, falling, sitting, laughing, crying, breathing
Victory is imagined, tasted,
Hoped for, longed for,
Almost given up on,
Victory changes but it is never diminished.
Not by tomorrow’s failure,
Your own aches or self-doubt,
And never by the words of others.
Victory is not there for the taking.
It is not to be taken; it is made.
You create it every day you wake up.
You taste it every time you move forward.
You embody it in your vulnerable, shaking, asking, wanting true self.
You are victory.
I am very curious to read about what victory means to you in your life and remember: you don’t have to write a poem. You can write anything you want: a short story, a long poem, free prose, etc. If you do write something, make sure you link up. See the details below:
- write from this month’s prompt and post on your blog
- submit your post below where it says “click here to enter”
- encourage your readers to take part, too!